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Public health expert's warning over Island's Covid approach

Professor Gabriel Scally

Professor Scally says relaxation 'not a sensible move'

A medical expert insists the Island should have kept tighter border restrictions until the whole population has been fully vaccinated.

Gabriel Scally is the Visiting Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol.

He's warning ministers here to think again:  

Dr Scally's comments come after it was revealed the Island's medical director doesn't agree with the Council of Minister's current approach to coronavirus.

Health Minister David Ashford has confirmed medical opinion was split but says decision makers must assess a number of factors and 'balance the risk'.

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